This amazing video shows the rescue of a humpback whale, entangled in a gill net, freed by snorkelers and sailors armed only pocket knives. It took place in the Sea of Cortez in 2011.
This is human empathy at its finest. After it was freed, the whale, as you’ll see, breached 40 times, accompanying the spectacle with fin and tail slaps. The narrator wonders, as do I, if this is some display of joy—or even of gratitude.
Michael Fishbach narrates his encounter with a humpback whale entangled in a fishing net. Gershon Cohen and he have founded The Great Whale Conservancy to protect whales.http://www.greatwhaleconservancy.org is their website, or go to gwc’s facebook page, and join them in helping to save these magnificent beings.